The British Embassy in Quito maintains and develop relations between the UK and Ecuador.

Find out more on our UK and Ecuador news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Ecuador.

You can access UK government services while in Ecuador.

Urgent assistance

If you’re abroad, read our dedicated coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re in Ecuador and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.

If you’re in Ecuador and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +593 2 3972 200.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If your passport has been lost or stolen you will need a police report before an emergency travel document can be issued. You can obtain a police report by completing a form with a police or judicial local agency. There is an online tool for tourists to report robbery or loss of documents and another one for general customers to report loss of documents.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees.

Our people

Katherine Ward LVO OBE

British Ambassador to Ecuador

  • Piers Craven

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Quito

Contact us

British Embassy Quito

Citiplaza Building,
Naciones Unidas Avenue and República de El Salvador,
14th Floor
PO Box 17-17-830


Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

Wheelchair access at the British Embassy Quito - (Report COD: SP6-PV027 Dirección de Servicios Integrales)

The British Embassy Quito has a 60,32 accessibility percentage (medium accessibility index), and it can reach 94,60% (high accessibility index) by implementing changes.

Access and opening times